The first production Tesla Model S Plaid rolled off the line Thursday, with company CEO Elon Musk showing off the electric four-door at an event in Fremont, California. The plaid is thewith 1,020 horsepower, a 0-60 mph time of 2 seconds, and an estimated range of 390 miles.
That insane performance comes thanks to a new triple-engine setup with carbon sleeves, which allows for rear torque vectoring. There is also a new heat pump, which means there is. In addition to the extremely fast 0-60 mph time (Tesla actually quotes 1.99 seconds, but come on), the Model S Plaid will supposedly run the quarter mile in 9.2 seconds at 155 mph. it can run the quarter mile in 9.9 seconds.
When theTesla said it would have a top speed of 200 mph, but that’s not really the case, for now, anyway. According to an addendum on Tesla’s website, the maximum limit of 200 mph can be achieved “when equipped with the right wheels and tires,” which the company says will be available this fall.
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Speaking of which, the 390-mile range only applies to Plaid models equipped with the basic 19-inch wheels. Optional 21-inch wheels reduce the range to about 350 miles and cost an additional $ 4,500 to start. In other words, no, you won’t be able to have a car with a 390 mile range. other a top speed of 200 mph. But at least you’ll get this cool badge so everyone else knows that your Tesla is special.
An even more extreme Model S Plaid Plus was originally planned, with a whopping 1,100 hp, less than 2 seconds of 0-60 time, and an estimated 520-mile range. However, whether that unprecedented range is actually achievable is a moot point, as, saying that the standard plaid is “so good”.
The plaid has everything the sameincluding subtle exterior styling adjustments and a vast interior upgrade. There is a 17-inch horizontal center control screen and . There are also no traditional joysticks, and the gear selector controls are integrated into the touchscreen. The models “ Musk said via Twitter in January.
The Model S Plaid has new carbon fiber or wood trim along with increased interior storage space. Rear passengers enjoy more generously bolstered ensembles with more space, a folding armrest and an 8-inch screen that offers the same infotainment and gaming features as the front screen. Model S comes standard with a glass roof, three-zone climate control, a 22-speaker audio system, heated seats for all passengers, and ventilated front seats.
Pricing for the Tesla Model S Plaid starts at $ 131,100, including $ 1,200 for the destination, but not including any potential tax credits, which is. White is the only free exterior color, black, gray and blue are $ 1,500 and red is $ 2,500. The standard all-black interior option is free, but the black-and-white and cream options are $ 2,000. Finally, the only other add-on is the full self-driving option, misleadingly named, for $ 10,000. As a reminder, the Tesla Model S is not a self-driving car at all; the company’s autopilot technology is activated . All-inclusive, a fully charged Model S Plaid costs $ 145,600 before available savings. Cars are available to order now.
In addition to the Model S, Tesla will soon offer a. The largest Tesla EV will have 1,020 hp, a 0-60 mph time of 2.5 seconds, a top speed of 163 mph, and an estimated range of 340 miles. The Model X Plaid is priced at $ 121,100, including destination, with first deliveries scheduled for January or February 2022.